"dear carpet, take me with you
as time is a flat circle, and I am here instead of around, talking to my cat
riding on the mycelial net, which is my body, inside my mind
no borders, just transitory objects, national baggage, floating through virtual spaces
as I lead the masked parade from the centre to the periphery
through our successes and the failings, we thank you for your approach and consideration"
We are an international group of ten artist-researchers who have gathered into a cohort in Sint Lucas Antwerpen’s 2021 Advanced Masters of Research in Art and Design program. Our diverse practices span visual art, performance and design, and are anchored in our social-political contexts. We have spent the past year exchanging ideas and developing critical, collaborative and complex conversations and methodologies.
We will be taking over the refectory space at MORPHO from 24 to 26 June 2022. We will use this communal space as a temporary open studio, in which we will share our research processes and experiments. Visitors are invited to workshops, performances, a book release and guided tours through our questions, challenges and thoughts.
We have been awarded a collective residency at Frans Masereel Centrum in the fall of 2022. In order to financially support the residency, we have curated a small shop that will be open for the weekend. Bring cash!
The weekend event will conclude with a (free) finissage on Sunday evening from 6 to 8pm, celebrated with cheers, drinks and high spirits. You can find the full public programme here.
Fri 24.06.2022, 17:00–00:00 (free)
Sat 25.06.2022, 11:00–20:30 (ticket required)
Sun 26.06.2022, 11:00–18:00 (ticket required)
Location: MORPHO (The Refectory)
Entrance: Kunsthal Extra City (via Provinciestraat 112), except during the finissage (via Ploegstraat 25)
Accessibility: More info here
Image: Drawing for Hisham Rifai by Marnie Slater
Artists: Arturo Cancio Ferruz, Yingda Dong, Thamara Hidalgo, Christine Ivanov, Dages Juvelier Keates, Amit Leblang, Anat Martkovich, Tijana Petrović, Hisham Rifai, Hussein Shikha, Vasiliki Stasinaki